So, 2022 was the second year in which I didn’t travel anywhere. I travelled for most of 2020, then I came back to London at the beginning of 2021. That was still the time when we were all in a grip of a “deadly pandemic”. However, last year I didn’t travel because of some minor health reasons which, I hope, will be soon resolved.
Thus, I have a lot of plans for 2023. But one step at the time. Right now, let’s have a look at the most popular posts of 2022. Regarding the most popular posts of all times, as you will see later, they are exactly the same as in previous years.
TOP TEN POSTS OF 2022
The list of the Top Ten posts in 2022 is almost identical to the 2021 list. It means that only one post that featured in 2021 is no longer there and that one new posts reached the top ten.
No one should be surprised that there wasn’t any major change. As I didn’t publish any new material in 2022, readers visited and read older popular posts.
The Top Ten posts of 2022 are:
In 2021, this post was the 8th best, in 2022 it slipped to the still excellent 10th position. I would love to go back to this museum in Novi Sad. It houses an excellent collection of Serbian paintings.
This post is in the Top Ten list for the first time. I like it and am glad that it was popular enough to reach this excellent place. I think that it’s an interesting post, with a view on Serbian food from a Serbian that hasn’t lived in Serbia for a very long time. Slightly biased, but mostly objective.
This post was number 10 at the end of 2021. As I said before, the Impressionists collection in the museum in Belgrade is not as spectacular as in some more famous western European museums but, nevertheless, it’s very interesting to see and it contains some true gems.
This post about the museum dedicated to the father of the modern Turkish nation continues its success. It was number 6 in 2021 and one place behind in 2022.
In 2020, this post was in the 5th position. Then, in 2021 it finished the year in the 9th position. However, it ended in the 6th place in 2022. These results show that this is a continuously popular post and I’m not surprised. After all, the collection of foreign paintings in the museum in Belgrade is very interesting.
This post occupied the 3rd place, both, in 2020 and 2021. It ended 2022 in the 5th place. This is my favourite post, it talks about a period in the Ottoman history when women ruled the empire.
This post about the Harem in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul has maintained the same – 4th place – for 3 years. It is also among the most popular posts of all times.
At the end of 2020, this post was in the 6th place and in 2021 in the 7th place. But in 2022 it climbed to the excellent 3rd position. The magnificent crypt of this magnificent church merits its continuous popularity.
In the 2nd place for 3 consecutive years, this post stands among the most popular ones of My Forever Travel. I suppose, people like to read about different cuisines. Certainly, food in Turkey is excellent.
The most popular post in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 is also the most popular post of all times. An absolute star, it’s visited by many people every day.
TOP TEN POSTS OF ALL TIMES
In terms of most popular posts of all time, there is no difference between 2021 and 2022. Although there was a bit of a shuffle, the most popular posts remain the same one year later. The list is as follows:
10. ATATÜRK MUSEUM – ANKARA
6. NATIONAL MUSEUM BELGRADE – INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION
5. CRYPT OF SAINT SAVA CHURCH – BELGRADE
3. SULATANATE OF WOMEN
2. IS TURKISH FOOD HEALTHY?
1. NATIONAL MUSEUM BELGRADE – SERBIAN 19th CENTURY PAINTING
TOP TEN COUNTRIES PER NUMBER OF VIEWS
I mentioned at the start of this post that I had not published any new articles in 2022. Keeping this in mind, I’d say that My Forever Travel performed very well. In order for the website to grow, one has to continuously publish material, to keep attracting visitors.
So, there was a 6% drop compared with 2021 in terms of views and, in terms of visitors, there was a 3% increase compared with 2021. Therefore, I’d say that My Forever Travel was stable, no growth and equally no decline.
Perhaps, that’s because posts that I published are timeless, not related to a particular moment in time. A lot that you can read on the internet becomes obsolete very quickly.
So, the Top Ten countries per number of views are:
- UNITED STATES
- UNITED KINGDOM
As for 2023, I think it’ll be very interesting to see what happens. To find out what’s happening with me, keep visiting My Forever Travel.